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This N&O article takes a closer look at the financial challenges presented by the swelling ranks of senior citizens and the rising costs of long-term care
A Durham orthopedic surgeon argues that the State Health Plan for public employees wastes a quarter-billion dollars annually because North Carolina's certificate-of-need laws force patients to use hospital-based facilities instead of physician-operated outpatient surgery clinics.
Vidant Medical Center (VMC) is one of 22 hospitals in the United States and Canada selected as a clinical site for the InVivo Therapeutics INSPIRE Study
It is with great pleasure that the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and Vidant Medical Center welcome Dr. David A. Axelrod to their surgery faculty and staff
In the week ahead, the Burr campaign will continue to highlight the substantive work Senator Burr has engaged in to help increase access to quality healthcare for our veterans
The U.S. Senate recently passed a bipartisan amendment introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) to protect veterans seeking care though VA community care programs, like the Choice Program
Governor Pat McCrory applauded a major milestone in replacing the Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 crossing Oregon Inlet yesterday as the first piling was installed into Oregon Inlet that will form part of the foundation of the new bridge
Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that he plans to expand the state's Medicaid rolls in several limited areas as part of his Health and Human Services budget priorities, and will continue to seek broader expansion from the White House.
A petition to ease restrictions on MRI machine ownership for community hospitals was struck down Wednesday by the State Health Coordinating Council's Technology and Equipment Committee, a division of the the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Octavian Belcea thinks of himself as a medical throwback, the friendly family doctor who practices old-fashioned, comprehensive treatment of his patients and their families.
After several major revisions, Medicaid reform that had delayed budget approvals during recent years passed the General Assembly on Tuesday. Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday signed the measure.
In the series "Cut This, Go Home," several items that should have been eliminated from the budget were highlighted to facilitate the budget's passage and to enable legislators to go home sooner.
In light of recent nationwide concerns about antibiotic-resistant infections, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging healthcare providers and the public to use antibiotics carefully and appropriately to limit the spread of antibiotic...
With a philosophical gulf still separating the state House and Senate on how best to reform the costly Medicaid program, Illinois is reporting multibillion-dollar success in a reform plan that closely resembles North Carolina Senate Republicans' framework for the future.
Last week, yet another study claiming that expanding Medicaid in North Carolina will create tens of thousands of jobs was released and dutifully reported by the media. The findings of such studies, however, are based upon a fatally flawed assumption that Medicaid coverage equates to access to...
In honor of Healthcare Solutions Week, I wanted to share with you some information about North Carolina's Health and Human Services budget.
This week marks the first annual Healthcare Solutions Week - where public policy think tanks nationwide are raising awareness about how market-based principles can reduce health care costs while increasing quality and accessibility of care.
Two recent federal appeals court rulings address the question of whether Obamacare's health insurance subsidies for individual-market consumers can be distributed to those purchasing insurance through federal exchanges.
Employers with fewer than 50 full-time workers do not suffer Obamacare's employer mandate tax if they do not offer health insurance coverage. However, if a firm chooses to offer coverage, it must be compliant with the law's standards.
As a prior Army officer and Desert Storm Veteran, I have followed the VA hospital scandal with great interest, as I have earned the right to be cared for in the Veterans Administration system.
The North Carolina Division of Public Health has released its annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in North Carolina hospitals.
By the looks of it, the individual mandate is almost devoid of life. This tax was once viewed as the centerpiece of the federal health law. Without this critical element of government coercion, Obamacare could not work to its full capacity.
Education for health care professionals in the 21st century must focus on teamwork and interdisciplinary training, individualized learning for students and patient-centered care. That was the message delivered by American Medical Association representatives visiting East Carolina University on...
Congressman Walter Jones takes action and relates it to his constituents through these press releases.
Senator Richard Burr understands that America's greatest challenge is healthcare and has made it his personal mission to help find solutions to our broken healthcare system.
Headlines in recent months have attracted attention to technical problems associated with HealthCare.gov, the primary website associated with the federal Affordable Care Act. While some technical issues remain to be resolved, Hadley Heath, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum...
As couples celebrated the most recent Valentine's Day, it looked as if Obamacare's love for the young invincibles remained unrequited.
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) issued the following statement after the release of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest report, which estimates that President Obama's healthcare law will cause the loss of 2.5 million full-time jobs over the next 10 years.
The official deadline recently passed for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina's exchange policyholders to pay their January health insurance premiums. The deadline was extended at the behest of President Obama due to serious problems with the federal HealthCare.gov website. The days of...
Dr. Conrad Flick, noted North Carolina family physician, recently appeared on a panel discussion on healthcare conducted by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.
The elites in government, media and academia are finally coming around to what we've known about ObamaCare for years now.
Wake up, people: An insidious corporate conspiracy is afoot, and it has a nefarious goal - forcing you to buy health insurance policies that you were choosing to purchase anyway. At least that's what Sen. Kay Hagan and other Democrats scrambling to defend Obamacare after its clunky rollout are...
The federal health care law known as Obamacare creates more problems for North Carolinians than just the faulty website that has generated recent headlines. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report documents key Obamacare flaws and offers alternatives for addressing health care needs.
"Game changer." "Anchor." "New brand for Greensboro." "Cool." If these terms describing a forthcoming project in Greensboro sound familiar, it's because the Gate City seems to have a lot of similar plans under way these days.
Governor Pat McCrory congratulated Hospira, the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, for unveiling a new quality and analytical testing laboratory at its Rocky Mount facility.
Obamacare. Medicare. Medicaid. The news is filled with healthcare stories about what's working, what's not and who's to blame. There's no denying we need information but the media noise and crowd hysteria is distracting.
South Carolina legislators have passed a law making it a crime for anyone in The Palmetto State to enforce the implementation of ObamaCare
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